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Paul Ernst Ruppel

RUPPEL, Paul Ernst. b. Esslingen am Neckar, 18 July 1913; d. Neukirchen-Vluyn, 27 November 2006. He came from a Baptist family, which moved to Kassel in 1924, where his father, an office manager, obtained a post with the Christian free-church publisher J.G. Oncken (with whom Ruppel junior later published Morgensternlieder in 1961). He studied music at the Württembergische Hochschule für Musik at Stuttgart, where he was taught choral singing by Richard Gölz, and orchestral work by Helmut Bornefeld (he played the oboe and the viola). He graduated in 1936. During these years he led many singing conventions, influenced by the work of  Hugo Distler*. He married Paula Rittern in 1938: they had...

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